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Applications are now
open for the new funding
round of the Support for
The fund provides
more than $500,000 each
year to projects and
organisations that pro-
mote and support volun-
teering in New Zealand.
Community and Vol-
untary Sector Minister
Jo Goodhew says the
focus on this round of
funding is on Maori,
Pacific and ethnic com-
We re also interested
in projects responding to
specific cultural values
and needs or encourag-
ing, recognising and pro-
moting volunteers as
Projects must promote,
support or strengthen
volunteering in the com-
munity or build volun-
teering capacity and
ing for funds must have
legal entity status, ap-
and management struc-
tures and processes in
place and be able to show
they can achieve the
project outcomes propo-
govt.nz for application
form or call 0800
824 824. Community
advisers in Department of
Internal Affairs offices are
available to help with
applications, which close
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Join creek clean-up
Improving situation: Oakley Creek supporter Wendy John says a continuing effort is needed to make sure the quality
of the creek continues to improve.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
By JOE DAWSON
The annual effort to keep improv-
ing the condition of Oakley Creek
happens on Sunday.
The Friends of Oakley Creek
group is calling for volunteers to
help pull rubbish old and new
from the urban waterway.
Organiser Wendy John says in
recent years the creek has shown
a marked improvement in quality
thanks to initiatives like the
But to keep lifting the
standards requires a continual
It s an urban stream and peo-
ple still dump rubbish in it, she
Over the years we have taken
out a lot, in the first clean-up we
took out 75 tyres and some had
been there for 50 years.
The bulk of tyres have gone now
but Ms John says the odd one can
still be dredged up.
People don t dump tyres any
more but there is some historic
and some recent rubbish.
There s still a lot to come out
but not nearly as much.
Around 30 or 40 volunteers are
sought but Ms John says the
creek has enough work to absorb
The clean-ups are usually well
People like clean-ups for some
reason, it s the kind of thing that
makes a difference -- it s instant
People used to think of Oakley
Creek as a rubbishy place, but it s
not any more.
To participate meet at the
Unitec Student Residence carpark
on Great North Rd at 9.30am.
For more information call
Wendy John on 027 232 6454 or
Wanted: Avondale Police have two
warrants to arrest Boli Zhen for
failing to appear in the Auckland
District Court on a charge of wilful
trespass. He is an Asian, 1.71
metres tall and of solid build.
Wanted: Auckland City Police have
a warrant to arrest Kingcade
Hakaraia for breaching his prison
release conditions. The 38-year-old
Maori is 1.66 metres tall and of
Auckland Police need your help
to find these people. Call
302 6400, or Crimestoppers ano-
nymously on 0800 555 111, if
you know their whereabouts.
Nominate an eco-warrior
Nominations are now open for the
2013 Green Ribbon Awards which
honour the work of people, communi-
ties and businesses in protecting and
improving the environment.
Categories in the awards include for
work to protect biodiversity, care for
waterways, minimise waste and pro-
tect coasts and oceans.
Showing environmental leadership
in the community or business or public
sectors is also acknowledged.
Minister for the Environment Amy
Adams says tackling environmental
issues is not easy and those who do
deserve to be recognised.
It takes initiative and dedication,
and the awards pay tribute to the
incredible work being undertaken all
over New Zealand to address the
environmental challenges we face.
Nominations should show how work
has provided significant environ-
mental benefits, is innovative, goes
the extra distance and has raised
awareness of environmental issues.
Winners of the Green Ribbon
Awards will be announced on World
Environment Day on June 5.
green-ribbon-nomination.html for details
on entering the Green Ribbon Awards.
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